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Social reproduction theory- What’s the big idea?

Social reproduction: what’s the big idea?

Key to social reproduction theory (SRT) is an understanding of the ‘production of goods and services and the production of life are part of one integrated process’, or in other words: acknowledging that race and gender oppression occur capitalistically.

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“These days shall also pass, like a thousand days have before them”

“These days shall also pass, like a thousand days have before them”

Since the extreme right-wing government of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in 2014, there has been an increasing crackdown on political and student activists, who are often branded as Maoists and anti-nationals.

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Nicaragua just defeated a U.S.-backed violent coup attempt, and no one cares.

U.S.-backed violent coups are not new or rare

Nicaragua just defeated a U.S.-backed violent coup attempt, and no one cares.

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A ‘Regime’ Is a Government at Odds With the US Empire

A ‘regime’ is a government at odds with the U.S. empire

In the aftermath of the assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, an article in the Miami Herald (8/5/18) reported that “a clandestine group formed by Venezuelan military members opposed to the regime of Nicolás Maduro claimed responsibility.”

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The trade deal which fines governments for acting on climate change

The trade deal which fines governments for acting on climate change

An obscure agreement–the Energy Charter Treaty–allows energy firms to sue countries who take action to stop climate breakdown.

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Steve Bannon

Elections in Brazil–guess who turns up?

Just when you think that they have already done enough damage, that they have seen the light, and maybe they have repented and disappeared to enjoy the wealth they have amassed thanks to an insane capitalist system, they surface again like a cancer that no surgery or radiation has been able to remove.

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In the wake of coup attempts in Nicaragua

Ongoing violence meant to destabilize the country and oust President Ortega, has cost the lives of 198 persons and severely damaged the economy.

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Michael Birnbaum - The Washington Post

The mind of the mass media

You write Trump “made no mention of Russia’s adventures in Ukraine”. Well, neither he nor Putin nor you made any mention of America’s adventures in the Ukraine, which resulted in the overthrow of the Ukrainian government in 2014, which led to the justified Russian adventure. Therefore…?

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Karl Marx, Yesterday and Today | The New Yorker

18 theses on Marxism and animal liberation

Marxist critique of society remains incomplete if it does not consider the fact that, to make profits, the ruling classes have not only exploited the oppressed classes within the history of class struggle, but also and always animals (and nature).

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subin dennis

In battling floods, Kerala is also forced to fight the hostility of the Indian government

THE communist-ruled Indian state of Kerala, hit by the most severe rains and floods in nearly a century, has had to overcome not just nature’s fury but also the active hostility of the central government in Delhi led by the far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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Utopia and materialist critique

Utopia and materialist critique

The argument I’ve been making during this series on utopia is that the utopian moment of the Marxian alternative to mainstream economics is critique.*

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Spike Lee at the Cannes film festival in 2018

Boots Riley’s critique of Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman”

Sorry to Bother You director and musician Boots Riley on Spike Lee’s, BlacKkKlansman: “It’s a made up story in which the false parts of it to try to make a cop the protagonist in the fight against racist oppression. It’s being put out while Black Lives Matter is a discussion—and that is not coincidental. There is […]

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Geoengineering and Environmental Capitalism

Geoengineering and environmental capitalism

There are two basic categories of geoengineering technologies. The first is a suite of technologies that aim to reduce the amount of incoming sunlight to artificially cool the climate, Solar Radiation Management (SRM). Proposed SRM projects include shooting aerosols into the stratosphere andbrightening clouds or ocean surfaces to reflect sunlight back into space.

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